These hibiscus type flowers grew like weeds in our hedge…
Yesterday we visited the Devonian Gardens for the first time. I wasn’t expecting a glimpse of my past! It was our first visit to the Gardens and I was surprised to see so many plants and flowers that reminded me of my childhood. I grew up in Guatemala City and our yard was always full of flowers and green leafy things! Here are some of the plants that I was happy to recognize (though I can’t name them all!)
I have always loved bougainvillea of any color and you can see it everywhere in Guate!
I was so surprised to see this flower as I have never seen it outside of Guatemala before…it was in the butterfly greenhouse. Just 2 small branches of flowers…a taste of the masses of lilac blooms I remember…and I remembered exactly how the leaves would feel…like stiff sandpaper….
We had a small coffee bush growing in our yard, and I remember popping the red berries into my mouth to see what they taste like, not like coffee that’s for sure!!
These papyrus plants used to grow in our back yard and we would use them for pretend umbrellas when we were little….
My Mom always had cacti around and we were always picking up spines in our feet and knocking into the prickly things!! (Ok, and even licking them! That was me…)
What a beautiful day we had! After a long long cold cold winter, seeing the flowers and greenness was a site for sore tired eyes, that’s certain. And the gurgling of a little stream….nice! Ahhh, my tropical memories!